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Has anyone been to Mongolia?

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Posted: 2003-09-13 00:13:00   

I read an article the other day about two journalists trying to make maps of national parks in developing countries. They are beginning with Mongolia's Lake Hövsgöl National Park. I see that Mongolia isn't even listed on this site, if I searched correctly. :)

So, has anyone been to Mongolia? Does anyone plan to travel there?

Here is the link where you can read the article (it has a pretty picture, too):

Happy Travels!

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Posted: 2003-10-19 22:15:00   

No I have not been yet but it is on my list. From what I have read you need a lot of time as traveling from place to place is long. There is a yearly festival in Ulan Bator which seems very interesting. thanks for the link!

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Posted: 2004-01-12 05:29:00   

I was in Mongolia last year and loved it, warmly recommend anyone whos thinking about it to just go. Its not very hard getting around if you start out from UB the guest houses quickly hooks you up with a guide, a jeep and off you go before you know it! I came with no nolege at all about the nomad way of life in Mongolia an was plesantly surprised by the experience I had.

The food is not so nice being a vegetarian, boiled Mutton morning, lunch and dinner, but I still loved it.

However UB is not very representative of the country and most people say its not even like being in Mongolia, I would have to agree, get out of there as soon as you find some nice company for a trip.

AND be warned Mongolians love wrestling for fun, at any time and in any situation. Its a playful thing and nothing to be put off by, usually if someone tries to wrestel you its a sign of friendship.


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Posted: 2004-06-18 22:42:00   

It is nice that someone is travelling to my country.

I am sure you will enjoy a lot. People are very warm and friendly in Mongolia to communicate.It is important to know about weather. It is very changeable.The coldest month is January.It fluctuates by 20C-30C.The hottest month is July It is about plus 20-30.But Dry.

Once you are in Mongolia you can not miss the Mongolian countryside to see real nomadic life. You ll have a great time.

Like any countries, it has its upsides and its downsides.Have a nice trip.Best wishes,Oogii

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Posted: 2004-06-22 13:03:00   

Thanks for bringing the subject of Mongolia up! My friend has applied to work with the VSO in Mongolia and is a bit worried about what type of kit he would need to take. I see from your comments that it gets really cold! He's looking at spending 2 years there so he'll need to dress for all sorts of weather. Any tips on must haves? And how easy is it to buy extreme weather clothes in UB and what are the prices?

Anyone know?

Would you risk it, for a biscuit?

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